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Red Poll cattle were developed as a dual-purpose [[breeds|breed]] in their native counties in England.  
 
Red Poll cattle were developed as a dual-purpose [[breeds|breed]] in their native counties in England.  
  
Breeders sought a type that would fatten readily rather than be of extreme size. A good milk flow was also considered important in selecting breeding stock in the development of the breed in its native land.
 
 
 
Red Poll cattle are a deep red colour with good eye and udder pigmentation (avoids sunburn)and naturally polled. They are medium size with strong legs and good walking ability.  
 
Red Poll cattle are a deep red colour with good eye and udder pigmentation (avoids sunburn)and naturally polled. They are medium size with strong legs and good walking ability.  
  
Both cows and bulls are very docile and so are easy to handle, they are easy calving and because of their milking ability they produce a low weight, fast growing calf. For these reasons the bulls are used as dairy beef sires plus the cows frequently produce calves at the age of 15 or more.  
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The beef is fine grained and has won the competitions in Australia for the most tasty and tender beef as judged by a consumer panel.  
  
The beef is fine grained and has won the competitions in Australia for the most tasty and tender beef as judged by a consumer panel. Red Polls are still milked in England - the milk has a small fat globule so is the next best to goat's milk if people are allergic to cow's milk
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Latest revision as of 01:14, 13 March 2013

Red Poll cattle were developed as a dual-purpose breed in their native counties in England.

Red Poll cattle are a deep red colour with good eye and udder pigmentation (avoids sunburn)and naturally polled. They are medium size with strong legs and good walking ability.

The beef is fine grained and has won the competitions in Australia for the most tasty and tender beef as judged by a consumer panel.

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